We love the art of creation.
At Nutcracker, our passion is to help others realize their dreams. We try to nudge, we try to open up minds and we try to kickstart ideas that may have been brewing in your head for a while now. The operative word here is 'try' because we can't achieve anything without you.
Our job as facilitators is to help you understand the powers that lie within your own mind. Becoming a writer means being observant of the world at large and letting everything around you, seep inside, a little by little, until you pull it out from somewhere and use it in a work of writing.
Nutcracker conducts One Day Creative Writing Workshops regularly. During these workshops, our aim is to get people to write more. Highly interactive and filled with several activities, participants have found the workshops to be insightful and helpful. At the end of the day we also have a session on Publishing, providing participants with a realistic idea of the publishing scene in India.
Nutcracker Mentorship Program
An intensive advanced course for those who have already started writing their manuscript but don't know how to proceed.
Who are we?
Authors Andaleeb Wajid and Sajita Nair are the facilitators of the workshop. With many years of experience in writing, publishing and speaking/mentoring at institutions and organizations, their energetic and interactive workshop provides participants the right environment to learn and practice their skills.
Sajita Nair is a writer, former army officer and TEDx speaker. She has published both fiction and non-fiction books apart from contributing short stories, articles, travelogues and essays to publications such as The New Indian Express, DNA, Femina and Transitions Abroad (US) among others. She won accolades at many writing forums including the Kala Ghoda Literary Festival, where her book pitch was adjudged one of the winning entries. Her novel titled She’s a Jolly Good Fellow (Hachette India) also appeared in The Hindu bestseller list.
Andaleeb Wajid is the author of several published novels – Kite Strings, Blinkers Off, My Brother’s Wedding, More than Just Biryani and The Tamanna Trilogy. Her Young Adult novel When she Went Away was published by Duckbill in October, 2015 and has been shortlisted for The Hindu Young World Goodbooks Award. She has two upcoming novels in 2016 with Penguin and Hachette. Andaleeb enjoys writing about food, relationships and sometimes even weddings.